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Together | 2021 | R | – 3.3.10

content-ratingsWhy is “Together” rated R? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “language throughout.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a man and a woman kiss and touch each other tenderly, many discussions of sex, many arguments including name-calling and insults, discussions of COVID-19 and lockdowns and vaccinations and the numbers of infected, hospitalized and deaths, and nearly 90 F-words and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


A couple (James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan) and their young son (Samuel Logan) try to navigate the Coronavirus pandemic lockdowns while in the UK. Directed by Stephen Daldry & Justin Martin. [Running Time: 1:32]

Together SEX/NUDITY 3

 – A man and a woman kiss tenderly, caress each other’s face and kiss passionately. Throughout the movie a man and a woman talk about having sex in a few scenes; in a couple of scenes they refer to how sex was in the early part of their relationship, in a few scenes they talk about how they can’t imagine having sex presently, and later there are references on why they started having sex again.

Together VIOLENCE/GORE 3

 – We hear news reports of the impending lockdowns and of the numbers of infected, hospitalized and dead in the UK. A man and woman each confess to having picked poisonous mushrooms and imagining using them to poison the other. A man and a woman argue nearly throughout the movie and they each say how much they hate each other in cruel terms: The man says that he hates the woman’s face, the woman says that the man is like a cancer, the woman talks about the man’s soul stink, and they talk about being revolted by the idea of having sex with each other. A man says that both his parents are dead. A man and a woman talk about snarkiness and bickering. A woman says that she believes that her mother was killed by stupidity. A woman says that at a certain point in the pandemic, the hospitals moved their COVID-19 patients to the care-homes and that many people in the care-homes were infected. A woman talks about the burden on the NHS. A woman talks about healthcare workers not having enough PPE. A woman refers to blankets laced with smallpox. A man accuses a woman of looking down her nose at him. A man complains about a man in a market without a mask, getting very close to a worker and touching baked goods with his bare hand.
 A man talks about going to the grocery store and offering a worker a lot of money for a few eggplants; the worker did not accept saying that they were concerned that someone infected with COVID-19 might have been the last person to touch them and that the man called her insulting names, causing the woman listening to become angry and yell at him. A woman talks about her mother being in a care-home and that the virus swept through there; we hear that the woman was hospitalized and intubated and eventually died. A woman says that she got a call from a nurse in a hospital saying that one of her family members could go to the hospital to say goodbye to her mother; the woman describes watching her mother die on a video chat on her phone. A woman tells a man that her mother hates him. We hear emergency vehicle sirens a few times throughout the movie. A boy says he saw a dead bird in the garden and asks if he can bring it in. A woman says that a boy wanted to touch his grandmother’s dead body and to taste it. A man talks about a leopard coming out of tall grass and when villagers go to find it, another leopard sneaks into the village and eats the babies that were left unprotected. A man talks about people standing outside clinics waiting for them to close and offer remaining vaccinations to healthcare workers and that people would lie about being one to get a vaccine. A man talks about being a “mess.” A man and a woman talk about people always being at each other’s throats.
 A man talks about the pain caused from eating poisonous mushrooms. A remark is made about “projectile vomiting,” and “diarrhea.”

Together LANGUAGE 10

 – About 89 F-words and its derivatives, 10 sexual references, 22 scatological terms, 8 anatomical terms, 1 mild obscenities, name-calling (wee man, awful people, unbelievable, literati elite, stink, peculiar, colorful character, awful, terrifying, selfish, incomprehensible, communist, inappropriate, mopey face, infuriating, irritating, ice queen, murky, pathetic, dastardly lie, stupid, bastard, grim, sick, boring, rotter, snarkiness, repugnant, worst person ever, big nosed, horrible, loser), exclamations (ugh, wow, don’t let us be like Italy, oh no, bloody, phew), 29 religious exclamations (e.g. My God, Oh My God, Oh God, Jesus, Honest To God, Oh Please God, Jesus Christ, Godawful, Thank God, For Christ’s Sake). | profanity glossary |

Together SUBSTANCE USE

 – A man and woman drink wine in a few scenes. A man rolls and smokes a cigarette a couple of times.

Together DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – COVID-19, Socialism, communism, exportation of the workers, the Tories, the Taliban, death of loved ones, Dunkirk, depression, evolution, grief, virtue signaling, COVID-19 funerals, celibacy, refugees, Berlin Wall, honesty, love/hate, Das Capital, PPE, dying alone.

Together MESSAGE

 – Isolation and trauma can eventually bring people together.

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